WHAT IS TITLE IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance. Programs and activities that may be included are admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing, and employment. Title IX also protects men and women from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment; unwelcomed sexual advances; or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
“No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
The University of Saint Katherine is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with an educational and workplace environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. The University of Saint Katherine community is dedicated to fostering and supporting a culture of mutual respect and communication.
Discriminatory behavior is prohibited regardless of the manner in which it is exhibited, whether verbally, in writing, or electronically displayed or conveyed. Such behavior may result in disciplinary action including dismissal from the University or employment termination.
TITLE IX AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT KATHERINE
A Title IX investigation begins when the University of Saint Katherine’s Title IX Coordinator receives a report of behavior that may violate Title IX, which prohibits sexual discrimination, including sexual violence, in educational programs and activities.
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